Jon Jang

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Jon Jang

Jon Jang in San Francisco, who not only collaborated with Fred Ho on eight recordings and performed all over the Bay Area, but was a loyal cadre in League of Revolutionary Struggle (LRS), and drew Fred deeper into that organization. [1]


In the 1980s Fred Ho (New York) Mark Izu, Paul Yamazaki, Francis Wong, Jon Jang (all San Francisco), and Glenn Horiuchi (Los Angeles) were all Asian jazz musicians involved in the Association for Advancement of Creative Music and the League of Revolutionary Struggle.[2]

"A call to build an organization for the 1990s and beyond"

Unity, January 28 1991, issued a statement "A call to build an organization for the 1990s and beyond" on pages 4 to 6.

This group was a split in the League of Revolutionary Struggle which soon became the Unity Organizing Committee.

Those listed as supporters of the call included Jon Jang, musician San Francisco. .

Infuence on Obama's election


Steve Phillips August 10, 2013

Honored to be on panel at Chinese Historical Society commemoration of March on Washington — with Francis Wong and Jon Jang at 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

Jon Jang Steve, you and I were one of the few I know that share how the Jesse Jackson Rainbow Coalition had an impact on the election of President Obama.

Moderator Doug Chan, and the CHSA staff Gerard Veronica Sese, Chris Heins, Nolan Chow, Johnson Zheng, Amy Lam.[3]


Genny Lim received the Bay Guardian Goldie, Creative Work Fund and Rockefeller for "Songline: The Spiritual Tributary of Paul Robeson Jr. and Mei Lanfang," collaboration with Jon Jang and James Newton.


  1. Archives: Fred Ho Remembered
  2. [Enfolding Silence: The Transformation of Japanese American Religion and Art ... By Brett J. Esaki]
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